Community Happenings – Friday August 31 – September 6, 2012

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Events

Art Auction Saturday, Sept. 1: Antiques – Paintings – Bronze – Jade – China – Fashion: Viewing on Friday, August 31 at Art Land Museum, Sukhumvit Road between Ban Amphur and Bang Saray. For more information go to www.pattayaauctionhouse.com or call 084 464 9486.

A Movers & Shakers corporate charity network evening will be held on Friday, August 31 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Glaz Bar of the Plaza Athénée Bangkok hotel.  All business professionals are invited to attend.  Admission cost is THB 400 for all ladies and VIP voucher-members and THB 750 for everyone else.  A free flow of beer & wine plus a mouthwatering range of delicious finger-snack food will be included in the cost of admission (available while stocks last).  For more information, go to www.facebook .com/moversshakerscharity.

The next charity networking event organized by the Lighthouse Club Pattaya will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at the “Sun & Moon Deck” of the Hard Rock Café Pattaya from 6 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.  Admission fee is THB 300 for all ladies and members/vouchers/LHC members card holders and THB 600 for non-members.  Free flow of beer, wine and nice finger-snack food will be available as long as stock lasts!  The party will continue after the function with drinks on sale at special promotional prices.  More information at www.facebook .com/lhcpattaya/events.

The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place this year on Sunday, September 9 at the Diana Garden Resort, where it has been for the last 11 years.  Admission to the Fair is just 50 baht per person, while children under 12 can gain free admission.  Expect to see lots of stalls offering some fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old.  Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser.  For more information, go to www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids or www.care4kids.info, or email [email protected]

General Auction held at the World of Sport Restaurant in Naklua every Thursday at 8:30 p.m.  Viewing from 12 noon on the day only.  Antiques, collectables, toys, small items, furniture, household items, Thai souvenirs, etc. Only 10% seller’s commission.  Located on the main Naklua Road, 200m up on the right side from the Dolphin roundabout.  Tel. 087 141 0309 or 038 416 670 for more information.

Applications for the Miss Hard Rock Pattaya 2012 competition are being accepted from now until Sept. 5.  The challenge is open to all females with Thai nationality, aged 20 and above, who possess self-confidence, talent, the look, and music knowledge to compete for the title of Ms. Hard Rock Pattaya.  Finalists will stay at hotel over the weekend Sept. 14-15 and compete for the 30,000 baht first prize and the honor and prestige that go with the title.  Applicants can register at via www.facebook.com/hardrock hotelpattaya – Ms. Hard Rock Pattaya Events page only or for more information, call the Beach Club – Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya at 038 428 755-9.

Clubs and Associations

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Sept. 2.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be club member Judith Edmonds who will be sharing with us the trip she and 7 others made to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai where they visited the Floral Festival and other interesting places. The club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort).  The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  There is also a newcomers coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month.  No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 11:30.  For more information email [email protected], or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com.

The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards.  Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong.  Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Reidar Andersen (Membership) 086 842 8240.

The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua.  The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet.  For more information contact Club President Yves Echement at [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya:  The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082.  The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning.  All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479.  The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302.  The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515.

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone.  The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community.  English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone.  All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge.  Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  Feel free to see our website for the location address: http://nvtpattaya.org. New members are always welcome.

DACH-Club – Meetings of German speaking residents for dining, discussions, films and gemutlichkeit. Pat’s Leckerle, Soi 33 Naklua.  Check website http://www.dach-th.org/location.html.

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women.  They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members.  Everyone most welcome to join!  For more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit the website at www.rayongladiescircle.com.

Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies.  There is no charge for our assistance.  Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman).  There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00.  For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: [email protected] or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.

Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien – The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Dining

Alois Restaurant and Wine Bar is now offering a new 5-course Set Dinner Menu with prices starting from just 590 baht net.  For more information or to make a reservation, contact the restaurant on 038 267 191-2 or on mobile 081 001 3298 or email: [email protected], [email protected]/ or check website www.aloispattaya.com.

La Ferme Restaurant. La Ferme Restaurant.

La Ferme Restaurant on Naklua Road offers a weekly 3-course lunch set menu at THB 350/person available from Monday to Friday.  Every weekend La Ferme also serves fresh mussels imported directly from the Netherlands and prepared by Belgium Chef Kenneth Goessens.  La Ferme Restaurant is a combination of French Brasserie & Bistro style restaurant with a relaxed and upscale setting serving a mix of French, Belgian and Asian food.  The all day dining menu is available daily from 11:00 a.m. to midnight.  Ample parking in Woodlands Resort.  For more information or to make a reservation call 038 421 707 or email [email protected]

The Tide Resort invites you to enjoy an international buffet every Saturday night, at Fusion Cuisine, at the best value for money price of only 389 baht/person.  For more information and reservations call 038 399 200 or click on the website at www.thetide-resort.com or facebook.com/thetideresort.  Fusion Cuisine is open daily from 06:00 a.m.-02:00 a.m.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort presents their new dinner promotion on Saturdays: “Aroy Seafood Market Buffet” features international favorites; salads, sushi, sashimi, imported cheeses with homemade fresh baked breads and Asian specialties, plus a stunning selection of tantalizing desserts.  The buffet price is at THB 1,499 per person, special for children aged 4 to 12 years old receive 50% discount and free for children aged under 4 years old, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Saturday at Elements restaurant.  For more information, call 038 259 888 or go to www.facebook.com/sheraton pattayaresort.

Kort Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Kort Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.

The Stylish Beach Club Restaurant of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, (North Pattaya) presents “KoRT Night” (Knights of the Round Table) every Tuesday night from 6.30 – 10 p.m. for only THB 755 net with ½ bottle of wine or THB 655 net without drinks.  Enjoy a 4-course menu from the French section such as Parma ham and sweet melon, light coconut cream soup with sago pearl, Pina Colada lamb rack Hokkaido seaweed sauce, short sea food paella with the day’s market catch, “Cote de boeuf” for 2 persons, smooth chocolate cake with mint sherbet and more!  Indulge in this delectable meal and enjoy the ambiance with music on Wongamat Beach at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.  Reservations essential, please call 038 411 940.

Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1.  Weston’s Bounds at 4.8 % and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half.  Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal?  Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)!  Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand.  For more information, call 089 807 2335.

Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya invites you to sample the 7 days 7 themes lunch menu.  Monday lunch features a post weekend BBQ with freshly grilled sausages, pork cuts Korean style, classic minute beef steaks with BBQ condiments like sauces, spices & mustards, and the famous chorizo burritos.  Tuesday lunch has an Italian flavor with pizza and pasta while on Wednesday sandwiches & burgers features classics & some new favorites.  Thursday lunch offers a variety of delicious Asian food including sushi, vegetarian spring rolls, Singaporean chicken, duck rolls and freshly baked naan bread plus many more.  Friday is seafood lunch featuring seafood on ice or from the grill while Saturday’s Signatures & Sweets includes international delights & homemade cakes.  Lunch is served 12noon – 2.30pm, only at THB 380 net per person except Friday Seafood lunch for THB 420 net per person.  Dinner at Edge is served from 6pm – 10.30pm, at only THB 850 net per person except Friday Seafood for THB 980 net per person.  Edge is located on level 14 of the Hilton Pattaya.  For reservations please call 03 825 3077.

Refreshing Raspberry Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya. Refreshing Raspberry Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with a live band and the Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative.  You can find great promotions here daily such as the “7 days 7 surprises”, Happy Hour from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. “get 2 drinks for the price of 1” (on Wednesdays extended to midnight).  Recommended menu includes the signature pizzas, thin and crispy crust with homemade tomato base with over 20 selections of toppings.  Every day from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. enjoy any pizza at 50% discount.  Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya.  For more information call 038 725555 or visit www.dining-experience.com/pattaya, or www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.

Furama Jomtien Beach Hotel invites you to welcome in the rainy season with their delicious freshly baked Furama style pizzas.  Try a slice of the authentic Italian style pizza served on thin crust dough and topped with a layer of smoked salmon, mozzarella cheese and capers.  Those who prefer a taste of an ocean don’t miss out on Seafood Pizza that offers fresh toppings from the sea such as prawn, squid, scallops, and New Zealand mussels.  Other toppings include Hawaiian Pizza, Mixed Sausage Pizza and Margherita Pizza.  Come to savor all the tasty pizzas served right out of the oven every day at FRIX restaurant, Furama Jomtien Beach, Pattaya.  For more information call 038 418 999 or email [email protected]

Hilton Pattaya has launched its newest bakery offering, ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ at the picturesque Drift on level 16 of the hotel.  ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ is available daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the menu includes muesli and cereal creations, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, a variety of desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons.  Guests can access free high speed wireless Internet while admiring stunning views of Pattaya Bay at Drift.  The service is also available to-go.  For more information, visit www. pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on 038 825 3000.

Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya. Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya.

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Le Marin Restaurant at the Cape Racha Hotel in Sriracha invites you to end your day with a high quality set dinner.  The four-course menu includes an all-you-can-eat antipasto and salad bar and a delicious choice of main courses, such as Beef Roulade with potato wedges or Orecchiette with Parma Ham and mushrooms; plus homemade cake or ice cream for dessert.  The set dinner is priced at 350 baht ++ per person, including a glass of wine.  For reservations or more information call 038 314 288 or visit the website at www.capecollection.com.

Delicious oven-baked pizzas at Furama Jomtien Beach. Delicious oven-baked pizzas at Furama Jomtien Beach.

Baadshah, the new Indian Restaurant in town situated on 3rd Road (opp. where X-Zyte used to be) invites you to sample the most fascinating and superbly flavored dishes of North India.  They serve a wide range of delicacies from many parts of the country which you can savor at the relaxing indoor or cozy outdoor seating.  For reservations or more information call 038-411690 or email at [email protected] yahoo.com.

Experience some classic American southwestern cuisine at the Cascade Restaurant this month.  Sample dishes include warm lobster taco with king prawns in yellow pepper and tomato salsa and daikon salad (THB 350); stir-fried tiger prawns on a carpaccio of smoked chicken with pineapple chutney, spicy peanut sauce (THB 320); crisp-fried oysters stuffed with crabmeat and Cajun sauce tartare (THB 380) and many others.  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.  For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.

Linda’s Restaurant can be all things for all people.  Serving a wide selection of Norwegian dishes, there are also abundant European/international dishes, as well as a full line-up of Thai items.  The food is excellent and the portion sizes tending to be on the large side, and the prices reasonable.  The wine list is also inexpensive.  This restaurant is definitely worth visiting.  You will not be disappointed.  Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex, Thappraya Road, Jomtien.  Open seven days from 7 a.m. until late.  Reservations: 038 252 726, 087 813 0115.  Email [email protected]

As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan.  Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email [email protected] restaurant.com or go through the website at: www.mataharirestaurant.com

The Tavern by the Sea Restaurant introduces the following daily promotions: Monday Curry Night features the tastiest curries, naan bread and salad buffet for just 449 baht net per person.  Friday is Thai Food Fair where you can enjoy all the different authentic Thai style foods available around Thailand.  Only THB 550 net per person.  Saturday Churrasco Night offers prime meats and seafood, grilled to perfection on the fire and freshly skewered for you on the churrasco pens at the Tavern.  All complemented by a full buffet of starters, side dishes and desserts.  Only THB 690 net per person.  Every buffet is open from 18.30 – 22.00 hrs.  There is also a daily happy hour from 11 am – 6 pm.  Watch all the premier live sports on one of the many widescreen TV’s or on the big projector screen (Sports hotline 038 418 419).  Amari Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail [email protected]

Spectacular seafood buffet at the Royal Cliff Resort. Spectacular seafood buffet at the Royal Cliff Resort.

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group presents a fantastic dining opportunity at the Larn Thong authentic Thai traditions restaurant every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. located at the Grand Hotel.  The hotel’s 5-star international culinary team will prepare a spectacular seafood and BBQ spread featuring selections that will leave you in awe.  This tri-weekly dining delight is a great chance to re-energise and get together with family and friends for amazing food at an unbeatable price!  For more information, please visit www.royalcliff.com.

Eat to the Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya.  Named for its eclectic collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and show kitchen, Starz Diner is Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor serving up authentic Thai-Chinese, Japanese, Californian and Italian cuisine.  Enjoy free flow drinks and a whole spit roast pig on Saturdays for baht 980++ per person and Sunday-Friday at baht 880++ per person.  Show time for live music is from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

The Beach Club Restaurant at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G invites you to sample Asian fantasia cuisine to tempt the senses every Monday night.  Subtle spicing and your favorite dishes are presented in an “eat as much as you can” buffet for only Baht 799.  On Wednesdays more sumptuous oriental cuisine awaits you for only 799 baht including 75 cl of wine.  Enjoy selections such as tabouleh, fattoush, Greek salad, hommos, couscous with lamb, chicken, merguez, mix fish and cat fish.  Complete your oriental dining experience with temping desserts such as Moroccan date pudding, cinnamon oranges, M’hanncha, baklawa or sweet cous-cous.  On Thursdays Brazilian flair arrives with favorites such aschurrasco; chicken leg with piripiri sauce, pork sausage, pichanha, top sirloin, alligator, duck breast in soya glaze, prawns and more.  Salads and appetizers include Avarje (fried shrimps ball), kibe (Lebanese Kee-bee), grilled shrimp skewers with honeydew gazpacho.  Come to taste the best of South America for a special price of 799 baht for all you can eat including 75 cl. of wine per person.  For more information or reservation, please call 038 411 9408.

Flare restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a sophisticated, contemporary and truly memorable dining experience in opulent surroundings and with wonderful views.  The Flare restaurant is open from 6.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. every day.  Fridays feature roasted aged Australian rib at THB 999 net (ladies cut) and THB 1,111 net (gents cut).  Saturdays offer a 4 course set menu with such delicious items as Pacific oysters, Atlantic salmon, Japanese sea scallops and Porterhouse steak.  Cost for 6 guests THB 15,000 net (book 2 days in advance).  For more information, please call 038 253 077.

Sautéed Black Cod and Hong Kong noodles at The Peak Sautéed Black Cod and Hong Kong noodles at The Peak

The Peak Chinese Restaurant offers some exciting flavors of Hong Kong and Shanghai in September.  Must-sample dishes include sautéed black cod with asparagus, black peppercorn sauce and Hong Kong noodles mixed with Bok-choi, red chilli, green & yellow bell pepper & French shallots (THB 650); stir-fried black cod with Shanghai sauce, Hong Kong kale, black mushrooms, mixed bell peppers, chillies, celery & Chinese herbs (THB 650) and steamed snow fish in a lettuce leaf with crab roe pungent oriental brown sauce (THB 690).  The Peak seats 80 and is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya.  Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For reservations and more information please call 038 425 611 to 7, ext. 2276.

Manhattans Restaurant & Bar: Open Monday to Saturday for dinner with fine dining in a great atmosphere.  Offering Pattaya’s best steaks, seafood and an exciting a la carte menu.  Set 3-course gourmet menu at THB 995- excl. VAT.  Resident pianist in the restaurant every night.  Call 038 259 790 for reservations and more information.

The Paulanergarten beer garden offers all your favourite German and Thai cuisines accompanied by imported beer from Munich.  The menu boasts a wide range of foods for your dining pleasure including mouth watering desserts and a special selection of fine wines.  Soak up the amazing sunset views from the 3rd floor location of the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya (Beach Road side) as you dine.  Call 081 866 7547, 082 790 1782 or go to www.paulaner-thailand.com.

The Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Separate dining rooms are available for private parties.  Also don’t forget to call by the Montien Bakery Shop where you can find a wide selection of breads, cakes, cookies & Thai desserts.  Open daily (Sundays – Thursdays) 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Friday – Saturday) 8:00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.  For reservations call The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Tel. 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620, 1621 or E-mail; [email protected]

Classic veal chop at The Bay. Classic veal chop at The Bay.

The Bay restaurant this month offers contemporary rustic cuisine from regional Italy.  Featured main plates include grilled prime aged New York sirloin steak, arugula salad, roasted potatoes (at THB 950); grilled sea bass with arugula & sun-dried tomato sauce, fragrant leaf spinach, rosemary-roasted potatoes (at THB 600) and classic veal chop, thinly pounded and breaded, layered with plum tomato sauce and gratinated with mozzarella cheese, garnished with bacon-wrapped fine green beans and potato puree (at THB 800).  Located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya, The Bay also hosts a fabulous BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday evening.  Seating is available for 200 in both interior and terrace settings.  Opening hours are Monday to Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2270.

Casa Pascal fine dining restaurant offers a breakfast & lunch buffet every day from 08.00 – 14.00 hrs at 175 Baht + 7% VAT featuring freshly baked breads & croissants, breakfast items, salads, cold delicacies, smoked fish, BBQ grill on terrace, egg station, 8 hot dishes and soups and desserts and coffee & tea and juices.  Dinner is a la carte from 18.00 hrs till late with culinary delights such as goose liver, imported seafood, the best steaks and much more.  A gourmet 6-course set menu is also available.  For reservations please call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182.

New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club from 7 p.m. to midnight, offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu.  Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance).  The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers.  Price per person: 1,200 baht per person Sunday to Thursday or 1,500 baht per person Friday & Saturday.  The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a weekly set menu, served from midday to midnight, 3 courses for 255 baht / 2 courses 230 baht / 1 course 195 baht. Starters include potted ham with thick toast & English mustard or homemade turkey broth or hot prawns in cognac.  The main courses offer spaghetti with your choice of Bolognaise, vegetarian tomato sauce or Carbonara, or pork burger or grilled king mackerel steak (caught by manager Wanchai) served with boiled potato, peas & butter/lemon/chili sauce.  Dessert includes a choice of chocolate brownie cake with cream or strawberry sundae or pineapple crumble with custard.  This menu can be served within 45 minutes if you’re in a hurry.  Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: [email protected] jamesons-pattaya.com, Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Thai Dinner Buffet at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya: Enjoy the taste of traditional Thai cuisine featuring som tam, grilled chicken, crispy pork, fresh salad bar, and Thai desserts selection.  Buffet dinner is available nightly from Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Café G on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya.  Price per person is THB 450 net including soft drinks.  For groups over 10 people please inquire for group rate.  All kids under 12 eat free.  For more information, call 038 725 555 or check the website: www.holidayinn .com/pattaya.

Visit Oasis Restaurant during September to enjoy hearty simple comfort food from Bavaria, the southern-most state of Germany.  Typical dishes include crispy pork knuckle with sauerkraut, poached or boiled bread dumplings, Bavarian sausage and Munich ham served with braised Bavarian cabbage.  Munich produces some of the finest German beer, just what is needed to wash down all this food.  Oasis Restaurant is located at lower Main Lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  Open daily from 6.00-23.00 hrs.  Call to reserve at (038) 301 234 ext 4261.

The Brunch Experience

Dynamic, Stylish & Seriously Cool at Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya; Experience the hottest Brunch concept in Pattaya.  It’s the perfect timing, from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, for a seriously cool culinary journey, an innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch 1,690+ per person.  With a dazzling array of chic delicacies, this stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of foods from around the world, oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more.  Upgrade your brunch to include a wine buffet for an additional 1,150+ per person.  For reservations and more info call 038 429 591 or [email protected] or visit www. mantra-pattaya.com.

Sunday Brunch with the view at Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya!  Experience LIVE cooking and buffet stations featuring fresh seafood and salad selections, Parma ham cut, Japanese, Italian and Thai specialties, as well as grill and carving stations plus huge dessert stations including warm crepes, ice cream, sorbet and fresh fruit with chocolate fountain.  At Edge, you could also enjoy fabulous panoramic ocean views of the gulf of Thailand!  Sunday brunch at Edge also includes ‘Kidz corner’ featuring ‘Cooking club’ and much more fun activities for all kids.  Enjoy a range of brunch delights on every Sundays from 12.00 till 3.30 pm for only THB 1,200 net per person while wine buffet at THB 700 net per person.  Edge is located on level 14, Hilton Pattaya, for reservations please call 038 253 077.

Entertainment

‘A Night of Scottish Comedy’ featuring comedian Gary Little will take place at the Ball Room of the Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit 18 in Bangkok from 6.30 PM on Friday October 5.  Proceeds from the event will go to The Gift of Happiness Foundation.  Price per person: 2,750 Baht (Early Bird – 2,500 Baht – until September 10); Price per table of 10: 25,000 Baht (Early Bird – 23,500 Baht – until September 10).  Ticket price includes a buffet (4 courses-including pre show appetizers) soft drinks, wine, beer and corkage free bring your own bottle (spirits).  To book a seat or to find out more information, call 081 824 3157 or Email andrew.sloan @wctcoltd.com. or go to www.facebook.com/ScottishComedyNightBangkok.

A Latino Groove X “Hat Party” will take place at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 8:30 p.m. onwards.  Learn and follow the exciting Latin dance steps and routines shown by professional instructors suitable for all dance levels.  These Latin rhythms include Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata and Zumba.  Free entrance, enjoy the music from the live band and DJ, Happy Hour (2 drinks for 1 price) from 7 p.m. – midnight.  Dress Code: Casual clothes with fabulous hat or headpieces.  For advanced reservation please call 038 725 555 or visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.

Get back to the ‘roaring 20’s’ at the Charleston G Session Party to be held Sept. 1 at The Beach Club, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.  Come chill out and get it on with the Charleston dance, bopping and popping to the great beats of the 1920s to 1930s.  Dress up in vintage 20s garb and you can claim 2 free selected drinks with the party flyer.  GIP bracelets available 1,500 THB for free flow of drinks plus snacks at the GIP Zone from 8.30 p.m. to 1 a.m.  For reservations or information, please contact 038 411 940 or [email protected] hotel.com.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon – Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m.  Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members.  Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour.  In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation.  Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free).  For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email wan_nujan @yahoo.com

Sala Chalermkrung Khon” a newly formed Thai masked dance group of 80 people from a variety of leading institutes are presenting every Friday and Saturday at Bangkok’s Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre: “Khon” (the acme of Thai dramatic arts) at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at 1,000 and 1,200 baht.  For reservations please contact Sala Chalermkrung, tel: 02 224 4400, website: www. Salachalermkrung.com or Thai Ticket Major, tel: 02 262 3456, website: thaiticketmajor .com.  Sala Chalermkrung is located at corner Tri Phet Road, Charoen Krung Road.

Come and enjoy the live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 8 p.m. to midnight every day (except Tuesdays & Wednesdays).  Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitar players.  If you play an instrument, you are welcome to come along and join in the jam sessions.  The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.

Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya.  Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music.  Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.

Promotions

Color your Life package at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort includes: aromatic footbath – green tea body wrap with green tea purifying facial – and massage of your choice, plus receive a complimentary seasonal berry and yogurt parfait after the treatment.  Package prices start from THB 4,500 net per person.  For more information or to make a reservation call 038 259 829 or go to www. facebook.com/sheraton pattayaresort.

Fashion

Newly opened!  For exquisite prêt a porter women’s apparel, jewelry and decorative accessories at unbelievably reasonable prices, visit Chuthathip Exclusive Dressmaker, located in the Pattaya Focus Shopping Arcade on Second Road opposite Pattaya Bowl/Ibis Hotel.